Google has quietly decided to push Android 14 Beta 2.1 to all supported Pixel devices. As the number suggests, the new update aims to fix some bugs that were found in the previous update, which is certainly a good thing as it will make the overall user experience much better.
Google considered this Android 14 Beta 2.1 update to be minor, it also has the May 2023 security patch and fixes a large number of bugs. Of course, you should be able to receive the OTA if you are enrolled in the beta program.
Android 14 Beta 2.1 fixes a number of issues and provides a better overall experience for all Pixel users.
If you’re wondering what issues were fixed in Android 14 Beta 2.1, we’ve got the full changelog here, courtesy of Google. At the end of this post, you can also find the download links for all supported Pixel devices.
- Fixed an issue that prevented users from completing device setup after opting in to a device running a beta version of Android 14 outside of the beta program. However, this correction not backwards compatibleso users who want to opt out of the beta program should follow the steps below before opt out:
- Update the device to Android 14 Beta 2.1, either through the over-the-air (OTA) update prompt or by downloading an OTA image and then manually applying the update.
- Reset the pin, pattern or password used on the device by navigating to Settings > Security and privacy > Screen lock. You can use the same pin, pattern, or password you used before, but you must go through the setup process.
- Opt out of the beta program by following the instructions listed for the question “How do I opt out and go back to a public version of Android?” in the FAQ section of the Android Beta Program page.
- Fixed additional issues that could cause the battery percentage to display as 0% regardless of the device’s actual charge level.
- Fixed issues that sometimes caused audio dropouts with device speakers.
- Fixed system stability issues that could cause apps or the device to freeze or crash.
- Fixed an issue with always-on display mode when using a device with Android Auto.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Google Photos app to crash when trying to open certain photos.
- Fixed an issue where, while gesture navigation was enabled for a device, putting a video in picture-in-picture mode in the Google TV app would cause the picture-in-picture window to disappear, even though playback continued and still you could hear the audio.
- Fixed an issue that caused the Google Contacts app to crash when managing account settings.
- Fixed an issue where the Google Messages app icon would not display for notifications when always-on display mode was enabled.
The update is currently rolling out to all supported Pixel devices that are already enrolled in the program. However, if you want the OTA package or factory images, you can get them from here:
If you need help installing the latest Android 14 Beta 2.1, you can follow our guide here and you’ll be good to go.